Council Urges DHS to Establish a Functioning System of Discretionary Review from ICE Detention


March 25, 2021

The American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding the need for functioning system of discretionary release within U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE), including:

      • An affirmative case review of all detained individuals.
      • The release of those who fall outside the current enforcement priorities.
      • Nationally consistent guidance on release eligibility.
      • An accessible procedure for requesting release.
      • Training on release eligibility for ICE officers.
      • National oversight. 

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